Coinbase is launching an in-house crypto think tank


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  • Coinbase is launching its first-ever in-house think tank.
  • The team will work with academic institutions, policymakers, and crypto leaders to put out research reports. 

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Crypto exchange Coinbase is launching a new crypto-focused, in-house think tank. 

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The think tank will work with academic institutions and other think tanks to conduct research. The first partnership of this kind is with the University of Michigan’s Survey Research Center, which conducts surveys for the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Defense.

The first survey in partnership with Coinbase will focus on the “adoption of and sentiments toward crypto” in U.S. households. The think tank will also work with crypto leaders and policymakers, starting with its first project on crypto and the climate

Launching today is also the first Monthly Insights Report, which focuses on providing real-time analysis of market movements in crypto and traditional finance. 

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Named the “Coinbase Institute,” the think tank consists of an in-house team led by Hermine Wong and Dr. Cesare Fracassi.

Wong previously served in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission at their Division of Economic and Risk Analysis, and is currently Coinbase’s Director of Policy and Director of the Coinbase Institute. Fracassi was an associate professor of finance at the University of Texas at Austin, where he directed the Blockchain Intuitive and the Fintech Research Lab. Fracassi is currently Director of Economic Research and Chief Economist of the Coinbase Institute. 

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